How Bakelite is prepared ?

Hi, I have a question and I hope anyone could answer it:

How Bakelite is prepared ? 

Related Questions

You must login to add an answer.

1 Answer

  1. (i) Bakelite is a thermo setting plastic. It is prepared from the monomers such as phenol and formaldehyde. The condensation polymerisation take place in the presence of acid or base catalyst.
    (ii) Phenol reacts with methanal to form ortho or para hydroxyl methyl phenols which on further reaction with phenol gives linear polymer called novolac. Novolac on further healing with formaldehyde undergoes cross linkages to form bakelite.